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Take your team to the next level

CORE teamThere are lots of different types of teams. Some run the organisation, some departments and some are brought together to do a particular job or project. On this page you'll find how we can help these different teams - starting with the Board or Senior Leadership team, followed by others.

The Senior Leadership Team

The buck stops with you!

The senior leadership team of any organisation represents the health of the whole organisation. You are the benchmark that others follow and it is system-critical that you lead as a 'super team'.

The company depends on it. Employees depend on it. Shareholders depend on it. Customers depend on it.

Ask yourself the following:
  • Does the leadership team work collaboratively or in silos?
  • Is it ego neutral or ego dominant?
  • Is it mutually supportive or individually back stabbing?
  • Are you all driven by shared values?
  • Is there mutual respect?
  • Are you communicating the same message both internally and externally?
  • Are you communicating effectively within the team and with stakeholders?
This one-day programme will highlight the positive aspects of your leadership team dynamics, as well as expose the areas of challenge.

First off, we support you in establishing collaborative and consistent goals and messages.

We work with you to help identify areas of potential conflict and areas of high performance.

We enable you, as a team, to manage the demands of your positions in a way that allows you, individually and collectively, to expand even more fully into your role(s).

You will end the day with:
  • The essential tool kit for leadership team sustainable success
  • Putting actions in place for individual and collective goals
  • The establishment of ongoing support, from each other and from us
  • A clear personal accountability framework
  • The ability to create robust and powerful teams within the rest of the organisation
  • Increased loyalty and motivation from employees


Departmental and functional teams

Teams form the basis of the success of all organisations. Whether they are teams within a department, across different departments, or established for a particular project or purpose.

When they work efficiently and effectively, everyone benefits! The team members enjoy and understand their roles, know exactly what they should be doing and how they fit in.

Almost every effective team is made up of people with different skills, experiences and abilities. The old saying, 'the sum is greater than the parts thereof' couldn't be truer or more relevant.

These differences not only bring strengths to the team, but sometimes they bring some challenges. Are there people you just seem to 'get on with' easily and naturally? They seem to speak your language, to be on the same wavelength and think like you. Others might be more challenging. There always seems to be a bit of 'grit' in the system.

More often than not, this has more to do with communication and 'management' style - whether the people are formally managers or not. Some come across as 'unfeeling' and totally work-focused, talking more in bullet points and wanting agendas, timelines and formalised objectives. Others may be more concerned about how things will affect the team or whether new ideas are being explored or whether there is a logical reason for doing particular things.

When we understand our own communications and management style, it helps us to be more effective and more efficient. It means that we stand a far better chance of getting our key messages across to everyone. It means we can establish rapport with people more easily and understand the value and contribution of those whose style might be different from our own.

This course is based around the RDPI CORE Matrix and how it is used to help build and develop teams.



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